ERIC Number: ED205220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Academic Library Instruction Program for Developmentally Disabled Adults.
Thwaits, Margaret B.
A library instruction program for developmentally disabled adults was developed at Colorado State University, and taught in combination with a course in reading skills during the spring semester of 1979 at the University's College for the Living. The outline for the course describes its objectives for providing developmentally disabled adults with everyday coping skills, academic skills, personal interests, and job related skills; suggests learning activities; and provides a pre-test and post-test assessment. An analysis of the course follows the progress of two students, both of whom had completed the twelfth grade in special education classes. Problems revealed were primarily related to the limited reading skills of the participants. Before and after measurements of the exposure to the university libraries showed a degree of success; however, the lack of easy level reading material in a research library was a major problem, and it was concluded that it would be more appropriate to teach such a course in a public library. Examples of exercises used in the course are appended. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Libraries.